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I'm 24 years old female, and have been having stomach related problems for about the last 7-8 months.
At first I started with pain on the right side of my abdomen, which I went to see my doctor for last summer, and she told me to take pain medication. It sort of helped but then the pain started up again last October and this time it was much more severe.
My symptoms lasted 2 weeks with bloatiness, slight burning feeling in my stomach and a sort of stabbing pain on the right side of my stomach. I went to the doctor and did a full blood count, ca-125 blood test, esr and crp test for inflammation and all results came back clear and everything was fine in my blood… but why was I still getting this pain?
I realised I was burping quite a lot more regularly as well and my digestion wasn’t as normal. I was put on Omeprazole 20mg for 1 week and then told to stop for 2 weeks so that the doctor could do a stool test to check for h.pylori bacteria… if that was present then it could be that I have an stomach ulcer. Once I did the stool test, the results came back clear.
I guess you can understand that by this time I was really frustrated that I’m not getting any answers as to why I’m getting these abdominal pains even though all my test results are coming back clear. What was causing this? After this the pain seemed to go away on its own by the end of October.
I had another episode similar to this in end of November and beginning of December but this only lasted about a week.
Since this has all started I’ve cut back on spicy foods or anything that is too acidic. To some extent this has helped but not so much that I can trigger what is causing this pain.
Unfortunately the pain has started again and I’ve booked an appointment to see my doctor next week. I was advised last October that maybe I could get an endoscopy if the pain doesn’t go away, but as it went away that time I didn’t think about it, not until this week when the pain started again. I’m going to ask my doctor next week if I should get an endoscopy done.
I know I shouldn’t really look up on the Internet because I’ve read all these stories of how people have bad experiences with endoscopies. But this is the first time I would be having one if the doctor advises it.
I am quite an anxious person so do not know if I should be sedated or not if I do go through with the endoscopy procedure.
Does it hurt? This is such a silly question but I have a really small throat and neck!
Feeling really scared and worried! Any advice or tips?
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